Innovate, Start, Lead... Join the Startup Leadership Program (SLP) Class of 2012!

Are you currently looking to grow your startup? Do you have entrepreneurial aspirations but are not sure how to take the next step?

Become a part of SLP and find out how...

What is SLP? SLP's mission is to train the next generation of startup CEOs.

How does it work? SLP is a 6-month program for current or aspiring entrepreneurs. Classes are held twice per month and there are two all-day Saturday workshops on topics ranging from ideation and to negotiating VC term sheets, to exiting your company.

Why SLP? SLP helps you build a local community with an international reach. Build a life-long network with amazing entrepreneurs. Learn through a mix of cases, simulations, games, and discussions.

Connect with a growing network of founders, business partners, experts, advisors and investors. Access financing through angel investors and seed/venture capital firms in the SLP network.

Who can join? Entrepreneurs, innovators, and capital providers from the life sciences, tech, clean tech, and social enterprise sectors.

How do I join? Attend an upcoming recruitment event and apply online by July 31, 2011.

What does it cost? Because SLP is volunteer run, it only costs £250 if accepted to the program.

The Startup Leadership Program in London is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 class. The program will run from September 2011 through March 2012, and we will be holding multiple networking events to meet potential 2012 fellows and introduce them to the program.

What is the Startup Leadership Program?

The Startup Leadership Program is an initiative to train and mentor professionals to be leaders and entrepreneurs in the life sciences, tech, clean tech, and social enterprise sectors.

In its 5th year, SLP Fellows have started 100 companies and raised $90 million to date, and won numerous awards and media attention.

In 2010, SLP has chapters in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Bangalore and Delhi! SLP fellows work at startups in leadership roles, as venture capitalists, or in innovation-related areas at companies & institutions.

Please contact Joysy at if you have any questions.

Featured Global Fellows

  • Luke Barrington’s Tomnod harnessed the power of the crowd in a project for the World Bank to identify damaged buildings following the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.Joseph Young was interviewed by Tech Buzz for his development of Syte Shirt, the interactive ipad shirt, used as a marketing tool at Comic-Con in San Diego.
  • Emily Rothschild won a Spark Design Award for her medical glassware designs.
  • Jose Gomez was chosen as Humanitarian of the Year and named 35 under 35 by MIT Technology Review for his efforts to bring medical devices to the third world.
  • Shareaholic, the world’s #1 browser sharing tool, founded by Jay Meattle, reached a million downloads mid-2009.
  • Runkeeper, founded by Mike Sheeley, an Fitness application on the iPhone reached a million downloads and won several awards.
  • Parker Treacy’s First Help Financial, provider of car loans to Latin American immigrants became cash-flow positive in early 2009.
  • TheFind, cofounded by Shashikant Khandelwal, the largest online shopping mall with 500,000 stores grew 100% and completed its first year of profitability.

Advisors/ Mentors/ Speakers for London

  • John Mullins, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at London Business School
  • Sharath Jeevan, CEO at Global Giving, CEO at Teaching Leaders
  • Fernando Diez, Founder and CEO at China Minds
  • Henry Playfoot, Founder and CEO at WhiteLoop, Stealth Education
  • Steven Hess, CEO of Weapon7
  • Clark Giles, CFO at Anton Capital, Founder at SunRay Renewable Energy Group
  • Cate Han, Co-founder and Principal at Launch Collective
  • Karen McClellan, Founder and Director at Solar Power Capital
  • Mark Cheng, Executive Director at Chelwood Capital, Senior Advisor at Ashoka
  • Lara Morgan, Founder at Pacific Direct, co-founder at StartupBritain
  • Hussein Kanji, Early stage technology investor
  • Radhika Bhagat, Partner at Kemp & Watson
  • Michaela Wood, GE Capital, Founder at Venture Lectures
  • Simone Brummelhuis, VP Europe at Astia, Founder at NextWomen
  • Sven Petersen, Consultant at Egon Zehnder, Founder at P5 Management
  • Tom Rippin, Founder at On Purpose, Chairman at SPICE
  • Stephen Rockman, Founder, Merism Capital
  • Indy Johar, co-Founder, Hub Venture Labs
  • Gerald Walker, Managing Director, Bloomberg Ventures
  • Danvers Baillieu, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP

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